Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Stephanie Buechler Ph.D.

About Stephanie Buechler Ph.D.

Ph.D. 2001 Department of Sociology, Binghamton University
MA 1992 Public Affairs program Department of Government, Cornell University
BA 1989 Department of Political Science, Haverford College


My research interests surround gender, livelihoods and socially and spatially differentiated access to water for agriculture. I have conducted action research on this in India, Nepal and central and northwestern Mexico. I also examine urbanization, population growth, migration, water competition and scarcity as some of the factors influencing livelihoods and water availability, accessibility, and quality across time and space. My current research takes this research focus and extends it to an examination of adaptation to climate change. I am also conducting research on migration in the context of the current economic crisis, comparing two regions, central Mexico and northwestern Mexico, near the border with Arizona. Another current research project with a French visiting scholar, Agathe Euzen, examines indoor and outdoor water use in Tucson. Editorial board work I am involved with focuses on the journal: International Journal of Sustainable Society and I am a point person (‘Ambassador’) for information on gender and climate change for the Sisters on the Planet Initiative of Oxfam America.

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Contact Information

Stephanie Buechler Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor (continuing status)
Telephone: 520-626-5314
Fax: 520-621-2889
Office: Harvill Building